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Monday, June 20, 2011

Challenge to library closure plan in Gloucestershire (UK)

The High Court has ordered a temporary halt to the closure of libraries in Gloucestershire. There were protests last November when Gloucestershire County Council said it would withdraw funding from 10 branches as part of its £114m spending cuts. Campaigners won an injunction stopping the council proceeding which the local authority will challenge on 7 July. A council spokesman said it believed most could be kept open but feared the injunction could impede this

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